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Auto suppliers applaud resolution on steel hearings

February 11,2005

The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) commended Rep.Joseph Knollenberg (R-Mich.) on February 10 for introducing in the House of Representatives HR 84,a resolution calling on the International Trade Commission (ITC) to consider—and report on—the impact of U.S....

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Manzullo: Spending plan will help small businesses

February 11,2005

House Small Business Committee Chairman Don Manzullo (R-IL) said the President's proposed budget for the coming year sets forth a sound plan to help small employers continue to grow and create jobs for U.S.workers.During a full committee hearing on February 10,Manzullo said he supports the FY...

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Metals/Materials | News Release

Algoma Steel withdraws from Stelco process

February 10,2005

Ontario-based Algoma Steel Inc.has announced that it does not intend to submit a binding offer for Stelco Inc.Algoma had been engaged in due diligence and in discussions with Stelco and its stakeholders since mid-December.Denis Turcotte,President and CEO,stated,"Algoma's due diligence has...

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Inventors Hall of Fame inducts Old Ironsides' builder

February 10,2005

The National Inventors Hall of Fame has announced this year's class of inductees,which includes Matthias Baldwin (1795–1886),who built the historic Old Ironsides steam locomotive.Old Ironsides could go as fast as 28 miles per hour and pull up to 30 tons.Baldwin's company,the Baldwin...

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Toro acquires Hayter Limited

February 9,2005

The Toro Company today announced it has acquired the assets of Hayter Limited,a Spellbrook,England-based manufacturer of consumer and commercial mowing products.Under terms of the agreement,Toro will acquire Hayter's operating assets,intellectual property,manufacturing operations,and...

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Safety | News Release

SPFA honors safety excellence,achievement award winners

February 8,2005

The Steel Plate Fabricators Association,a division of STI/SPFA,has announced its Safety Award of Excellence and Safety Award of Achievement awards for 2003-2004.The awards are presented annually by the Steel Tank Institute/Steel Plate Fabricators Association (STI/SPFA) to recognize the highest...

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Stamping | News Release

Serapid USA hires products manager

February 8,2005

Serapid USA Inc.has hired Mark Kubik as Quick Die Xchange products manager.

Kubik has 15 years' experience in the metal stamping industry.He previously was employed by Hilma,where he served as the regional manager for quick die change products.

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Tube and Pipe Fabrication | News Release

Roll-Kraft acquires Empire Precision Tooling

February 8,2005

Roll-Kraft,Mentor,Ohio,has announced it has acquired Empire Precision Tooling (EPT),Brampton,Ont.The company has been renamed Roll-Kraft Ltd.The company says the addition provides support for its Canadian market,cuts cost,and improves response times by reducing the number of cross-border...

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Safety | News Release

OSHA offers Hispanic outreach Web tool

February 8,2005

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has unveiled a new Hispanic Outreach Module for its Compliance Assistance Quick Start Web tool,the agency's Web-based tool that provides a step-by-step guide to identify OSHA requirements and guidance materials for specific workplaces.The...

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Safety | News Release

OSHA supports National Response Plan

February 8,2005

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has announced its support for the National Response Plan unveiled Jan.6 by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS),which includes a new Worker Safety and Health Annex.The annex provides guidelines for implementing worker safety and...

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Laser Cutting | News Release

Mitsubishi announces new division

February 8,2005

Mitsubishi,Wood Dale,Ill.,has introduced a new division of the Consumable Products Group (CPG),a line established to supply parts and support the needs of the company's laser owners more efficiently.Personal account representatives are available to assess customer needs.The company keeps an...

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Arc Welding | News Release

MG Systems and Welding ap英国williamhillpoints western regional sales manager

February 8,2005

MG Systems and Welding has ap英国williamhillpointed Dick Parrott as western regional sales manager.Parrott returned to the company after a 19-year absence.He has 20 years' metal cutting and fabrication industry knowledge and experience.His sales responsibilities include California,Oregon,华盛顿,Idaho,...

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Arc Welding | News Release

Lincoln Electric agrees to acquire J.W.Harris

February 8,2005

Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc.has announced that it has signed a letter of intent to acquire all of the outstanding stock of the J.W.Harris Co.Inc.,a privately held brazing and soldering alloys manufacturer with headquarters in Mason,Ohio.The transaction is subject to completion of due...

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Testing and Measuring | News Release

Laboratory Testing adds stress rupture,creep testing services

February 8,2005

Laboratory Testing Inc.has added stress rupture and creep testing to the services it performs.The company recently purchased four fully automated stress rupture/creep machines that test at temperatures up to 2,000 degrees F.The requirement for temperature control is met by calibrated...

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Indalex names vice president,international sales

February 8,2005

Indalex Aluminum Solutions Group has named Paul Mitro as vice president,international sales,responsible for sales and marketing of the company's international supply options.Before assuming his new role,Mitro was vice president,selling process,responsible for sales training and performance...

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